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      03-24-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Clear Bra Recommendation (Preferrably North SEA Area)?

Went to the local Audi/ Porsche Dealer today (no BMW Dealers in Bellingham) and they quoted over $900 for clear bra including:

-front bumper
-1/3 way up the hood
-side mirrors
-door protectant

Is this the going rate for a clear bra install? Seemed kinda high to me..
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      03-25-2012, 01:53 AM   #2
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Went to the local Audi/ Porsche Dealer today (no BMW Dealers in Bellingham) and they quoted over $900 for clear bra including:

-front bumper
-1/3 way up the hood
-side mirrors
-door protectant

Is this the going rate for a clear bra install? Seemed kinda high to me..
Hey it's no really North Seattle but Accutunt did some clear on my X5 and 2 years later is holding up great. I recommend them.. There is a location in Seattle by the dealer and in Bellevue behind Barrier Porsche
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Hey it's no really North Seattle but Accutunt did some clear on my X5 and 2 years later is holding up great. I recommend them.. There is a location in Seattle by the dealer and in Bellevue behind Barrier Porsche
Thanks. Do you remember what they charged?
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METRO IN bellevue
Yes, Metropolitan Detail do the best job in town.
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Thanks. Do you remember what they charged?
Not sure I can help much I just had the lower rockers and the rear wheel flares covered. It was under $300.
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+1 for Accutint in Seattle. Contact Johnylin in here and he will get you a good price.
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Yes, Metropolitan Detail do the best job in town.
No doubt about it!
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Thanks everyone. I'm a check these places out.

I'm driving down to Vegas in a few weeks for ///M Fest and would like this done by then.
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park place - ben. nice dude and detailed. his e36 m3 is immaculate.
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Thanks everyone. I'm a check these places out.

I'm driving down to Vegas in a few weeks for ///M Fest and would like this done by then.
Clear bra is not cheap. I just went to Metropolitan Detail to find out what is will cost for me to re-do my clear bra. Reason why i'm re-doing it cause the old one is fading after two years! Make sure you get something good. MD is using a new film that will warranty for 10 years! I'm thinking of doing the whole hood, the whole fender, bumper, and rocker panel. Quote is around 3 something to do the whole thing! Ask for John, he knows his stuff. Tell him David Nguyen sent you.
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Clear bra is not cheap. I just went to Metropolitan Detail to find out what is will cost for me to re-do my clear bra. Reason why i'm re-doing it cause the old one is fading after two years! Make sure you get something good. MD is using a new film that will warranty for 10 years! I'm thinking of doing the whole hood, the whole fender, bumper, and rocker panel. Quote is around 3 something to do the whole thing! Ask for John, he knows his stuff. Tell him David Nguyen sent you.
David, 10 year warranty seems amazing! Do you know what kind of film you had before? Mine have been keeping up pretty good so far but I would definitely like to know about the stuff that is warrantied 10 years.
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David, 10 year warranty seems amazing! Do you know what kind of film you had before? Mine have been keeping up pretty good so far but I would definitely like to know about the stuff that is warrantied 10 years.
Yeah, and it's self healing! I'm not sure what exact brand I have but it's starting to look cloudy. You barely drive your car maybe that's why yours have been holding up
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Yeah, and it's self healing! I'm not sure what exact brand I have but it's starting to look cloudy. You barely drive your car maybe that's why yours have been holding up
I'll have to look into this new stuff for other cars....

I know you like to bring up how I don't drive the M but my old daily driver's 3M was looking new after 3 years and 45K miles. The new daily also has 3M but only has 10K so far. We have couple of other cars and so far only had one bad experience which was redone for free.... I'd like to get the good stuff for the next toy
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I'll have to look into this new stuff for other cars....

I know you like to bring up how I don't drive the M but my old daily driver's 3M was looking new after 3 years and 45K miles. The new daily also has 3M but only has 10K so far. We have couple of other cars and so far only had one bad experience which was redone for free.... I'd like to get the good stuff for the next toy
Oh next toy?! I'm going to see if Metro Detail can polish the fading. I'm sure it's not fading but it's a layer of dirt built up over the winter. It doesn't clean off with just regular soap and water.
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Oh next toy?! I'm going to see if Metro Detail can polish the fading. I'm sure it's not fading but it's a layer of dirt built up over the winter. It doesn't clean off with just regular soap and water.
There is a good cleaner out there for clear bras and wraps. I'll get you the info on it. May be you should give it a try before redoing it. Zaino Z6 never disappointed me so far.
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There is a good cleaner out there for clear bras and wraps. I'll get you the info on it. May be you should give it a try before redoing it. Zaino Z6 never disappointed me so far.
I tried the meguire plastic polish and it worked but the fading came back.
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